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Small RNA has Big Impact on Prostate Cancer


Researchers at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center have shown that the microRNA, miR-124, reduced tumor growth and increased cell death in castration-resistant prostate cancer. This small RNA fragment hit multiple targets, reducing androgen...
17-Nov-2015 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Menopausal Status a Better Indicator Than Age for Mammography Frequency

In a study conducted to inform American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines, UC Davis researcher Diana L. Miglioretti reports a screening mammogram once every two years is safe for postmenopausal women at average risk of breast...
15-Oct-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UC Davis Granted $15.5 Million to Build World’s First Total-Body PET Scanner

A UC Davis research team has been awarded $15.5 million to build the world’s first total-body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, which could fundamentally change the way cancers are tracked and treated and put the university on the...
6-Oct-2015 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UC Davis Researcher Advocates Ending Medicare Coverage of Controversial Mammography Tool


A costly tool used on nearly all mammograms does not increase cancer detection rates and should no longer be covered by Medicare, argues Joshua Fenton, a family physician and comparative effectiveness researcher in an editorial published online...
25-Sep-2015 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Better Way to Personalize Bladder Cancer Treatments

Researchers at UC Davis, in collaboration with colleagues at Jackson Laboratory, have developed a new way to personalize treatments for aggressive bladder cancer. In early proof-of-concept research, the team took bladder tumors from individual...
11-Aug-2015 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Combination Treatment Effective Against Melanoma Skin Metastases

In findings never before seen in melanoma, a novel combination therapy was found to be highly effective at treating patients with skin metastases, new research from UC Davis has shown.
10-Aug-2015 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Long-Term Ovarian Cancer Survival Higher Than Thought


Combing data collected on thousands of California ovarian cancer patients, UC Davis researchers have determined that almost one-third survived at least 10 years after diagnosis.
4-Aug-2015 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Revealing Kidney Cancer’s Secret


An international team of scientists, led by UC Davis nephrologist Robert Weiss, have used a sophisticated combination of proteomics and metabolomics to show how renal cell carcinoma (RCC) reprograms its metabolism and evades the immune system. In...
14-May-2015 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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